Please Help Me :0( Linksys Wireless Router WAG54GS

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by fairywishes, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. fairywishes

    fairywishes Guest

    I'm in the UK and having horrific probs over the last few weeks trying to sort this out please can someone help me i'm desperate.

    I have the above router brand new its connected to my desktop and works fine when using my laptop which is a brand new Acer Aspire 1692wlmi with an internal Integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG card it connets and works fine apart from the constant dropping of connection its driving me insane.
    My friend brought his laptop over and connected it up to my wireless router he has a acer travel mate but his internal wireless card is broken and i think he is using a linksys slot in wireless card and it works on my router absolutely fine with no loss of connection at all..
    But my wireless laptop has constant dropping of packets and dropping of connectection.
    The Pc was original run on windows xp home but we upgraded it to windows xp pro in the hope it might solve the probs but no luck. We have updated all teh drivers to the pc and intel pro wireless card but still are having the problems.
    Someone mensioned uploading the latest firmware for the linksys which we have not done yet can anyone please shed any light i am absolutely desperate to stop this problem
    Please help me before i throw my much wanted new laptop out the windows its driving me insane.. :cry:
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Have you done the usual troublshooting steps such as changing the router channel just to eliminate signal interference as a possibility?

    Which driver and PROSet/Wireless client versions are you using?

    Don't know about Acer notebooks, but the Intel 2200BG is infamous for being troublesome among Dell notebook users for turning itself off - the 2200BG on my Dell notebook does that when uploading a file larger than 100-500MB to another computer (strangely it stays connected when I download a 4GB movie over my local network).
  3. jimrorrison

    jimrorrison Network Guru Member


    You should be able to pick up a patch for 2200BG via windows update (hardware) posted by Intel which should solve the disconnect issue.
  4. Didou

    Didou Guest

    the router from hell!

    I'm having a different problem with the same router. I seem to have narrowed it down to an overheating problem as the router works fine in WiFi & then after a couple of hours, it's almost as if the router was turned off (the computer can no longer connect to it).

    If I shutdown the router for a couple of hours then turn it back on, everything works fine again for a couple of hours. I haven't tried using a different channel since the fact that it works fine (after a small rest) led me to believe it wasn't an interference problem. It will still try it though.

    I have a slightly more thorough explanation on my blog but it pretty mush says the same as I said here. ;)

    If it's a hardware problem with a little luck, I might get a replacement from Linksys but then reading the other threads about this router, it seems it's quite prone to problems. I'm not sure if the hardware store will agree to a refund.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

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